Pack up, Buddy!

If you’re in Chisholm this March — and, really, why wouldn’t you be? — the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is looking for a hand.

The United Way wants to stuff more than 25,000 food kits for its Buddy Backpack program. They have the kits, but what they need is some people to shove them with care into the backpacks.

There are four dates available for volunteers to try their hand at packing bags: March 11, 13, 25 and April 1. All work sessions are from 2-4 p.m. at the warehouse adjacent to Chisholm City Hall, off First Street and Third Avenue.

For more information and to register online, go to